Sara E. Johnson at The Country Bookshop

You might have discovered Sara E. Johnson when she spoke at Weymouth for the Writers in residence series a few years ago.... or you might know her books from your love of mysteries or New Zeland or you might be looking to discover something new! Please join us and see Sara E. Johnson talk about The Hungry Bones. 

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Alexa Glock is at a crossroads, personally and professionally.

Now that DI Bruce Horne, who said he loved her, won't deny he cheated on his ex-wife, how can Alexa trust he won't cheat on her? She and her abandonment issues need some space, so she throws her hat in the ring for a position far from New Zealand: Abertay University in Scotland. Her professional crush, Dr. Ben Odden, is interested in her expertise in teeth. If he makes an offer, will Alexa bite?

Meanwhile, a human skeleton has been exhumed in a quaint former gold rush town in New Zealand. A benefactor believes that the bones are that of a Chinese gold miner, and she wants to repatriate the "hungry ghost" of her ancestor to China. Alexa is called in to examine the teeth and the secrets they contain. She didn't expect to discover a hole in the skull. When another skeleton is unearthed nearby and also shows evidence of a violent death, Alexa heads to the police station to open a cold case. Then, the town's beloved school principal goes missing. Alexa is quickly recruited to assist with the search, and as she digs into both cases, the secrets she uncovers make her dangerously unpopular with those who want to keep the past buried--and perhaps Alexa along with it.


Sara E. Johnson lives in Durham, North Carolina. She worked as a middle school reading specialist and local newspaper contributor before her husband lured her to New Zealand for a year. Her first novel, Molten Mud Murder, is the result, followed by The Bones Remember and The Bone Track.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2024 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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140 NW Broad Street
Southern Pines, NC 28387
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The Hungry Bones (Alexa Glock Forensics Mysteries) By Sara E. Johnson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781728257372
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - June 11th, 2024

Alexa Glock is at a crossroads, personally and professionally.

The Bones Remember (Alexa Glock Forensics Mysteries) By Sara E. Johnson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781464213359
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - September 8th, 2020

A new title in the Alexa Glock Forensics Mysteries. When bodies wash up on the beach, is man or animal the culprit? It'll take everything forensic specialist Alexa Glock has to seek out the truth. Because lips may lie, but teeth never do…

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Molten Mud Murder (Alexa Glock Forensics Mysteries) By Sara E. Johnson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781464211232
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - September 3rd, 2019

First book in the Alexa Glock Mystery series! For a normal tourist, finding a body in a geothermal pool in New Zealand might ruin a vacation. Forensic specialist Alexa Glock, however, sees a chance to help local law enforcement with a baffling case.